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“Good food in very basic Trattoria”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Cortile

Il Cortile
Ranked #19 of 139 Restaurants in Macerata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Good food in very basic Trattoria”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I went in search of this place after reading the Tripadvisor reviews. When I found this simple courtyard restaurant I was shocked by how basic it was, and almost walked away, but then gave it a try.It's a family business, a nadia was a very friendly mamma-like hostess.
The menu is short and simple, no antipasti, no prosecco, no wine list, and the simple bread was stale. The cappellaci in a tomato and basil sauce were excellent. The spezzatini also came with a tomato sauce (seems to be their staple), but the dish contained far too many potatoes, though the green salad I had with it was good. I had a carafe of red wine, which was a bit rough. The tiramisu for dessert was delicious.
The total bill was EUR33, more or less the same I paid the previous night in a much more upmarket restaurant with excellent food and wines.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Amazing and mouth watering!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stumbled across Il Cortile while wandering around Macerata on a rainy April Sunday. Wow, what a place! No frills (a real trattoria with no frills and very basic setting), but the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food (typical from the Marche - Macerata area) are outstanding! Prices are really little (Euro 20 or under per person) and portions are huge! Thanks Livia and family, we really hope to come back soon!

  • Visited April 2013
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